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I hope I can recieve some excellent advice on how to detail the brake components on my 2010 corolla.

I would like to spray the (calipers?) in the front brake portion that red I see everyone else has. What type of paint spray and what gloss factor should I use?

There rear brake does not have this component so I am wondering what others have done to dress up the brake area under the wheel rim.

If possible a photo would be appreciated.
 

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How about a video...


There are other vids like this on youtube. Just search "Paint Brake Calipers" or something to that liking.
 

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+1

Calipers are ok to paint. Drums are a no no. But if you insist, its the same principle as painting the front, just tape off the lug bolts so you dont get paint on them and paint the drum however you want.

I like the paint brush method compared to the spray as you dont need to do much masking off around the wheel well, or the need to remove the calipers for spray painting.
 

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Thank you all for the knowledgeable posts on this subject. I knew I could count on this forum. So if I am not making a problem fool of myself I will paint the front red or yellow and the rear I will stick to flat black.
Right?
 

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Unless you have an upgraded brake kit, I would keep silver and black as the color.
 

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The consensus is that the rear drums just stay as they are and rust? Odd.
I've always done black on drums, looks clean but doesn't stand out. :thumbsup:
 

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If spray painting, be sure to mask off the wheel well (or just take em off) and not do it like this idiot. He ended up painting his suspension too (skip to 1:20) :facepalm:

 

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Takes an additional 5minutes at most. Then you can clean em and adjust em with no problemos!
 

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I am finally doing it today, starting with the front wheels. Is it the entire caliper including the small metal attached underneath? Can someone provide a picture of a painted one please?

Supposed to wait 24 hours to drive it what about putting the wheels back after painting? Guess that is ok.
 

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I am finally doing it today, starting with the front wheels. Is it the entire caliper including the small metal attached underneath? Can someone provide a picture of a painted one please?

Supposed to wait 24 hours to drive it what about putting the wheels back after painting? Guess that is ok.
I could be a little late but refer to my thread...I did it myself a couple of days ago...
I think it was supercharged that told me just paint everything but the springs, bolts, and brake pad...refer to the pictures to see
 
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